Estimates & Proposals | Remodeling & Construction
When a job DOES NOT qualify for our time and materials rates (expected to cost less than $3,000), we offer free verbal estimates for all labor, by email or over the phone based on pictures that you send in.
If you like what we have to offer based on our general labor assessment, then we ask for a $150 good faith deposit to execute a written estimate with all details, including materials.
This engagement deposit goes towards the total contract price; if for any reason you decide that you don’t want us to do this work, you can use the $150 credit towards us doing any other work. Present your receipt to redeem the $150 towards different work other than the work proposed.
The reason why we do this is to keep prices affordable, We reduce frivolous proposal request from insurance purposes and real state agents and we close 95% of our proposals keeping our prices always affordable.
So if you want a written proposal, we know you are serious about it and we can always secure a good competitive price. We all win.
Hourly Labor Rates do not apply to fixed price Proposals. Acceptance of a proposal excludes you from later opting for the labor rates. After the work is already performed a written accepted proposal supersedes any calculation of time spent to perform any job.
Also, if you requested an estimate that included several items, but decided to do only a few, the prices listed on the estimate will change according to the trades removed; meaning that individual items that shared trades will cost more individually done.
If the chosen items of the provided estimate are so few that would bring the total amount of the work to under $3,000, regular time-and-materials rates apply. The estimate is prepared taking in consideration all items that you needed at the time of estimate visit, when items are removed, the individual price no longer applies.
For some jobs that are slightly over the $3,000 threshold and/or the customer wants to know what surprises lie inside the walls,or in hidden places, some exploration work will become required. Exploration work will be charged according to our time and materials rates up to the limits described here.